Coimbatore offers a host of exciting getaway destinations. The exotic and calm environment, lovely locales and rich fauna enthrall innumerable tourists. Some of these exciting travel places are Siruvani Waterfalls, an enchanting site located 37 km to the west of Coimbatore. The Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary situated about 90 kms away from Coimbatore has a wide variety of animals and birds. The Thirumoorthy Temple is considered one of the most sacred temples here. It is situated at the foot of Thirumoorthy Hills adjacent to the Thirumoorthy Dam. Bhavani known for the Sangameshwarar temple is around 121 kms away from Coimbatore. This is situated at the convergence of the rivers Bhavani and Cauvery.
Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Situated at an altitude of 1,400 mts in the Western Ghats near Pollachi
(about 90 Kms from Coimbatore), the sanctuary sprawls over 958 sq. kms a
verdant home to a multifarious species of fauna. Enjoy your adventure
filled excursion here and witness the wild at leisure which includes,
elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sloth bear, deer, wild bear, wild dog,
pangolin, civet cat and birds like rocket tailed drongl, red whiskered
bulbul, black headed oriole, etc. The Amaravathy reservoir in the
Anamalais has a large number of crocodiles. There are also many places
of scenic beauty such as Karaishola, Anaikunthi shola, grass hills,
waterfalls, groves, teak forests, estates, dams and reservoirs.
It is a picturesque locale in the Annamalai Hills. It is about 37 kms
from Pollachi. This small town is an ideal picnic spot with an idyllic
setup to invoke the poet in you.
It is situated at the foot of Thirumoorthy Hills adjoining the
Thirumoorthy dam, about 20 Kms from Udumalpet on the Highway from Palani
to Coimbatore. A perennial stream flows by the side of the Sri
Amalingeswarar temple and nearby there is a waterfall. The crocodile
Farm at Amaravathi Dam is just 25 Kms from here. This place is being
developed as a District Excursion Centre. Regular buses are available
Siruvani waterfalls and Dam
The waterfalls and the dam are located at a distance of 37 Kms west of
the city. Well known for its tasty water, siruvani has a panoramic view
of the dam with strikingly enchanting falls.
Parambikulam - Aliyar Multipurpose Project
An outstanding example of engineering skill, the project is located in
Annamalai range, consisting of a series of dams interconnected by
tunnels and canals for harnessing the Parambikulam, Aliyar, Nirar,
Sholiyar, Thunakadavu, Thekkadi and Palar rivers, lying at various
elevations, for irrigation and power generation.
Headquarters of Periyar District, Erode is the birthplace of periyar
E.V. Ramaswamy affectionately called Thanthai Periyar by the people of
Tamil Nadu. There are two ancient temples - one dedicated to Lord Siva
and other to Lord Vishnu, each carved with some interesting
inscriptions. Famous for handloom, Erode is about 92 Kms from
Located 83 kms from Coimbatore and 10 Kms from Bhavanisagar has the
famous Mariamman temple, which attracts thousands of Pilgrims.
It is important Handloom Weaving centre, 30 Kms from Erode and 80 Kms
It is 40 kms from Erode and 105 Kms from Coimbatore. A special feature
of this place is the shrines of Siva, Vishnu and Brahma are located in
one temple complex.